Responsibility for Maintenance: Financial Services
Date of most recent changes: April 14, 2014
I. Policy Statement
In order to provide students with a full range of student services and programs, Onondaga Community College must require students to pay certain fees. This policy sets forth the College’s policy with respect to these fees.
II. Reason for Policy
This policy is intended to ensure compliance with New York Education Law Section 6403 and the corresponding Education Department regulations, and to assist students in planning their educational budgets.
III. Applicability of the Policy
Students, Division Heads, Department Heads, Financial Service, Student Accounts, and the Board of Directors of the Onondaga Community College Association, Inc. (“OCC Association”) should be familiar with this policy.
IV. Related Documents
- New York Education Law Section 6304 (Financing of Community Colleges)
- New York State Education Department regulations, 8 NYCRR Part 602
- State University of New York Community College Business Officers’ Manual
- Onondaga Community College Policy C9 Military & Veterans' Services
- Onondaga Community College Catalog
- Agreement between Onondaga Community College and the OCC Association
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The Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer will annually set a fee schedule, taking into account requests from Department or Division Heads. Once the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer has set the fee schedule, he or she will submit it to the President for recommendation to the College’s Board of Trustees for approval along with the tuition schedule. Once the College's Board of Trustees has approved the tuition and fee schedules, they will be filed with SUNY on or before the date set by the Chancellor of SUNY or his or her designee. The College will file the schedules in accordance with the forms and instructions of the SUNY Chancellor.
The College requires students to pay the following types of fees:
- Course fees - the College may charge course fees where the course requires supplies, facilities or tools which are unique to individual students or to the course of study and the number of students is too great to permit the College to absorb the costs.
- Curriculum Fee - the College may charge curriculum fees which are unique to individual programs to offset the cost of such programs.
- Technology Fee – the technology fee provides students with computer labs, technology driven classrooms, web-access for registration, library resources, and on-line courses. This fee is also used to support the College’s technology infrastructure.
- Student Recreation and Wellness Fee – the recreation and wellness fee has been established to support intramural, recreation, athletics and wellness programs that promote a healthy lifestyle and enhance student well-being. The College will collect the student recreation and wellness fee and remit it to the OCC Association in accordance with the agreement between the College and the OCC Association.
- Student Activity Fee - the student activity fee supports life on campus: clubs and activities, arts programming and special projects that advance student education and engagement. The College will collect the student activity fee and remit it to the OCC Association in accordance with the Agreement between the College and the OCC Association.
- New Student Programming Fee – the new student programming fee supports activities directed at engaging new students and orienting them to campus. The College will collect the new student programming fee and remit it to the OCC Association in accordance with the Agreement between the College and the OCC Association.
Eligible veterans may defer payment of fees in accordance with the College’s Military & Veterans' Services Policy.
VII. Forms/Online Processes
Fee schedules are available for review at: https://www.sunyocc.edu/tuition
Approved by OCC Board of Trustees April 3, 2006
Updated and approved by the President April 16, 2012
Updated and approved by the President April 14, 2014